OC COVID-19 cases decline to 117

HAND-WASHING, mask-wearing and social distancing are weapons against the spread of coronavirus, say health officials (Pexels/Cottonbro).

Monday’s report on the coronavirus in Orange County showed a sharp drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, the latest tally of new cases is 117, bringing the cumulative total of cases so far to 58,892. Sunday’s total was 244 cases.

Of that number, 49,671 are considered recovered.

No deaths were reported, compared to one in Sunday’s report. The cumulative total of fatalities is 1,341. One hundred sixty-seven coronavirus cases are hospitalized (compared to 164 on Sunday) and 56 are in intensive care units (the same as Sunday).

Here is a list of Orange County cities with the most cases, with lists noted in parentheses).

  • Santa Ana: 10,717 (293)
  • Anaheim: 9,556 (291)
  • Garden Grove: 3,083 (93)
  • Orange: 2,564 (68)
  • Huntington Beach: 2,474 (78)

Westminster has 1091 cases and 30 deaths; Stanton has 283 cases and 15 deaths.

Public health officials caution against reading too much into daily tallies. The key metrics that classify counties into “tiers” is based on the twin metrics of test positivity percent and number of positive cases per 100,000. Each of those is computed using a seven-day average with a seven-day lag, and they are updated each Tuesday.

At the global level, Johns Hopkins University reports:

  • Global cases are at 37,694,366, led by the United States with 7, 796,625 followed by India (7,120,538) and Brazil (5,094,979).
  • Global deaths are at 1,078,874, led by the U.S. with 215,028, followed by Brazil (150,488) and India (109,150).

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